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A Project of the University of California Irvine Newkirk Center for Science & Society,
University of Michigan Law School & Michigan State University College of Law

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How to use the Registry. First, scroll down until you see the list of names. To sort any of the columns, place the cursor over a column heading, such as AGE, and click on the arrow. You can sort in alphabetical or chronological order or click on a particular value to select just the cases in that category. You can sort on more than one column or even multiple columns: such as STAT​E and COUNTY and CRIME.

The two columns with "Tags" in their labels allow you to sort cases by additional characteristics. At the top of the page, you will see the listing of the various Tags. To see more detailed definitions for these terms, hover over their full names or click on the links. You can only sort for one variable at a time in the TAG columns. To sort for several at once, please download our data as a spreadsheet.

Tags displays 15 variables
for all exonerations

OM Tags displays 11 variables
for cases with Official Misconduct

  • PR: Prosecutor Misconduct
  • OF: Police Officer Misconduct
  • FA: Forensic Analyst Misconduct
  • CW: Child Welfare Worker Misconduct
  • WH: Withheld Exculpatory Evidence
  • NW: Misconduct That Is Not Withholding Evidence
  • KP: Knowingly Permitting Perjury
  • WT: Witness Tampering Or Misconduct Interrogating Co-defendant
  • INT: Misconduct In Interrogation of Exoneree
  • PJ: Perjury By Official
  • PL: Prosecutor Lied In Court

The six columns on the far right of this page display separately the Contributing Factors that contributed to the wrongful conviction. To save space, we use abbreviations. To see definitions of these factors, click on their full names:

​Keyword Filter:

Connected to: National Registry of Exonerations

To search the Registry for a name or keyword, type in the [Search] box. The filter finds cases that contain any of the words you enter if you check Or, or all of them if you check And. Do not use quotation marks. It allows truncation, but not with truncation symbols such as * and !​

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Tags
OM Tags
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BakerDontrell18BlackFLPinellasRobberyNot sentenced19971997DNAMWIDF/MFE
BriscoeTerence19BlackTXHarrisPRobberyNot sentenced20092010MWIDF/MFE
BryantAndre20BlackFLManateeCV, IOOF, WHRobbery30 years20072015MWIDF/MFEOM
Clark, Jr.Royal24BlackLAJeffersonCV, IORobbery49 years and six months20032019MWIDF/MFE
CooperKeith29BlackINElkhartCV, IO, JIOF, WH, NW, WT, PJRobbery40 years19972017DNAMWIDP/FAF/MFEOMILD
CourtneySedrick23BlackOKTulsaIORobbery30 years19962012DNAMWIDF/MFE
GandyRobert24BlackTXHarrisCDCRobberyLife19902020P/FAF/MFE
HarrisDerrick21BlackCALos AngelesCIU, IOOF, NW, WTRobbery15 years20132020MWIDF/MFEOM
JacksonDwayne18BlackNVClarkPRobbery4 years20032011DNAF/MFE
LeadonBruce23BlackTXHarrisRobbery60 years20082022DNAMWIDF/MFE
LopezSteven15HispanicNYNew YorkCDC, CIU, JV, POF, NW, INTRobbery1 1/2 years to 4 1/2 years19912022DNAFCP/FAF/MFEOM
MervilusEmmanuel22BlackNJUnionPR, OF, NW, WTRobbery11 years20082013MWIDF/MFEOMILD
MoranChristopher22WhiteRIProvidenceRobbery68 years19942022MWIDF/MFE
OchoaJames19HispanicCAOrangePOF, NW, WTRobbery2 years20052006DNAMWIDF/MFEOM
PrenticeMark27WhiteNYTompkinsPOF, WH, NW, WT, PJRobbery12 1/2 to 25 years19891995MWIDP/FAF/MFEOM
RodriguezJeffrey24HispanicCASanta ClaraRobbery25 to Life20032007MWIDF/MFEILD
ShowersKurtis DeAngelo28BlackMIWayneRobberyLife19941998MWIDF/MFE